Here’s What Police Said About Fresh Militant Threats In Ikorodu

Few days after residents of Isawo community, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, cried out on the fears that militants have returned to the area almost a year when they were chased out of the community in a joint raid by the Police and other security forces, the Lagos State Police Command has allayed the fears assuring that State Government, in collaboration with security agencies, was on top of the situation.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal said it was gratifying to note that there had been 17 percent reduction in violent crimes in Lagos Mainland communities such as Ikorodu, Agbowa, Epe and other parts of the state. “We have just concluded the Security Meeting Chaired by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and a wide range of security issues were discussed but most importantly some of the threats which we are currently having in certain parts of the State,” he said.
He added that: “The first one relates to the renewed threat of militancy around the creeks of Epe, Agbowa, Imota and the action that we are taking. There is a good synergy between the security agencies and the locals in ensuring that we keep some of these militants who want to come into the State from Ondo waters to try to disturb peace of the State.
“We are calling on all those who are in the riverine communities to continue to partner with security agents to ensure that when they see strange movement, they quickly alert security agencies so that we can keep them safe. For now, I can assure Lagosians that those areas are being properly policed and security is tight in those areas.”
Besides, Edgal appreciated Lagosians for credible information which had aided the fight against kidnapping, cultism, drug sale and drug abuse in the State, revealing that operatives of the Command recently intercepted a Container with over 37 Cartons of Tramadol which would have gotten to the public if not for prompt action of security agencies, just as he urged residents to continue to support security agents.

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